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29th Jan '17 7:27:59 PM Sophiebybophie
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''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/4820246/1/bWhatever_b_bDays_b_bMay_b_bCome_b Whatever Days May Come]]'', by WildArm
* Recommended by zoeymoe, @/REV6Pilot
* ''Synopsis:'' The events of the Left 4 Dead Campaigns mostly in Bill's perspective.

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''[[http://www.[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/4820246/1/bWhatever_b_bDays_b_bMay_b_bCome_b Whatever Days May Come]]'', Come]] by WildArm
[[https://www.fanfiction.net/u/496886/WildArm WildArm]]
* Recommended by by: zoeymoe, @/REV6Pilot
* ''Synopsis:'' Status: Complete
* Synopsis: Bill Overbeck endured the jungles of Vietnam. He endured his retirement from service. And now, he is going to have to endure Hell on earth. He was always a leader, and although his new squad may not be what he's used to, he'll have to make do.
The events of the Left 4 Dead Campaigns mostly in Bill's perspective.perspective.
* Tags: Horror, Suspense



''FanFic/TwoStep'' by [[http://www.fanfiction.net/u/1586803/Disrupted-Original Disrupted Original]]
* Recommended by gRough, @/REV6Pilot, @/{{Randomfanboy}}, and @/KrisMahai
* ''Synopsis:'' Nick loses an eye and gets separated from the others when their cruise ship sinks, and goes on alone to find them.
* ''Comments:'' One of the few Left 4 Dead fics that I actually recommend. Well written and a great place for anyone not particularly knowledgeable in the series to start. Author gets a big thumbs up from me.

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''FanFic/TwoStep'' [[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/5984812/1/Two-Step Two Step]] by [[http://www.fanfiction.net/u/1586803/Disrupted-Original Disrupted Original]]
* Recommended by by: gRough, @/REV6Pilot, @/{{Randomfanboy}}, and @/KrisMahai
* ''Synopsis:'' Status: Complete
* Synopsis: At least twice a day he would trace a finger over the faded highways that stretched over the map in his hands. Every step he took could very well be in the wrong direction, but he had to take it. He had to find them.
Nick loses an eye and gets separated from the others when their cruise ship sinks, and goes on alone to find them.
* Tags: Tragedy, Friendship, Language, violence, adult situations, Original characters, No pairings,
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''Comments:'' Has a TV Tropes page [[FanFic/TwoStep here.]]
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One of the few Left 4 Dead fics that I actually recommend. Well written and a great place for anyone not particularly knowledgeable in the series to start. Author gets a big thumbs up from me.



''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5146736/1/Cat_and_Mouse Cat and Mouse]]'', by randomfox
* Recommended by Kamakazikid8, seconded by Dark Gidora
* ''Synopsis:'' Cats toy with their prey before killing them. When a Hunter sees Zoey as prey, will she live long enough to escape before he is finished toying with her?
* ''Comments:'' Excellently written. It easily shows Zoey's acquired fear of the Hunter while it sadistically toys with her. On the other side, it gives us a look into the Hunter's mind and shows us why and how far it will go to keep chasing it's prey.

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''[[http://www.[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5146736/1/Cat_and_Mouse Cat and Mouse]]'', Mouse]] by randomfox
[[https://www.fanfiction.net/u/1452449/randomfox randomfox]]
* Recommended by by: Kamakazikid8, seconded by Dark Gidora
* ''Synopsis:'' Status: Complete
* Synopsis:
Cats toy with their prey before killing them. When a Hunter sees Zoey as prey, will she live long enough to escape before he is finished toying with her?
* ''Comments:'' Tags: Horror, Suspense
* Comments:
Excellently written. It easily shows Zoey's acquired fear of the Hunter while it sadistically toys with her. On the other side, it gives us a look into the Hunter's mind and shows us why and how far it will go to keep chasing it's prey.



''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6461693/1/Bills_Ultimate_Adventure Bill's Ultimate Adventure]]''
* Recommended by JakAttack
* ''Synopsis:'' As Bill smokes his last cigarette, looking at the oncoming tanks, he smirks. For he knows that this is no ordinary cigarette: it's a magic cigarette. No, Bill doesn't die; he lives, and defeats the tanks in a truly hilarious way.
* ''Comments:'' It's a crack fic, and boy does it handle that well. There's no real plot, the spelling's good except for when it's intentionally messed up, but with too many "gritty dirt realism" stroies, it's nice to see a fanfic that exists purely to make you laugh.

[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/4784956/1/bJust_b_bLike_b_the_bMovies_b Just Like the Movies]]
* Recommended by zcohen723, @/PurplePeopleEater
* ''Synopsis:'' A story largely from Zoey's perspective as she experiences the zombie apocalypse.
* ''Pairings:'' Zoey/Francis
* ''Comments:'' A very well done fic of Blood Harvest that adds more meat to the original story. Zoe provides drama and comic relief with her pop-culture references as she tries to cope, such as this little gem here regarding her chances of survival "After all, she hadn't drank, hadn't smoked pot, and definitely hadn't had sex. That meant she'd at least make it to the end of the movie unscathed. Right?"

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5709445/1/bApex_b Apex]]'', by P Chill Now
* Recommended by ShoddopEatYourBurgers
* ''Synopsis:'' A tale of a hunter's journey from the hunter's perspective. Offers a glimpse into the thoughts and emotion of one of the infected.
* ''Comments:'' Very unique and very interesting. The hunter's thoughts are like those of an amnesiac, and his view of the world is naive and childlike. It is admittedly difficult to understand at times, and the fight scenes are rather anticlimactic. However, the author does a good job of making you care about the hunter and his companion, the romance is interesting and the ending... Read to find out.

[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/4901593/1/The-Misadventures-of-a-curious-Hunter The Misadventures of a Curious Hunter]] by Crazychibisama
* Recommended by the dragonchick
* ''Synopsis:'' An unusually curious (and [[ItCanThink intelligent]]) hunter decides to follow the team of the original Left 4 Dead. Shenanigans ensue.
* ''Comments:'' This is at 44 chapters (As of Dec 2013) and still going. The character development is quite fascinating, and while the author deviates from the canon story a fair amount, she still manages to keep it dramatic and interesting. Warning: It's very addictive!


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''[[http://www.[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6461693/1/Bills_Ultimate_Adventure Bill's Ultimate Adventure]]''
Adventure]] by [[https://www.fanfiction.net/u/2359217/KoopaEater KoopaEater]]
* Recommended by by: JakAttack
* ''Synopsis:'' Status: Dead: Last update: 2010
* Synopsis:
As Bill smokes his last cigarette, looking at the oncoming tanks, he smirks. For he knows that this is no ordinary cigarette: it's a magic cigarette. No, Bill doesn't die; he lives, and defeats the tanks in a truly hilarious way.
* ''Comments:'' Tags: Crack, humor
* Comments:
It's a crack fic, and boy does it handle that well. There's no real plot, the spelling's good except for when it's intentionally messed up, but with too many "gritty dirt realism" stroies, stories, it's nice to see a fanfic that exists purely to make you laugh.

[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/4784956/1/bJust_b_bLike_b_the_bMovies_b Just Like the Movies]]
Movies]] by [[https://www.fanfiction.net/u/19506/Wutruffbeest Wutruffbeest]]
* Recommended by by: zcohen723, @/PurplePeopleEater
* ''Synopsis:'' Status: Complete
* Synopsis:
A story largely from Zoey's perspective as she experiences the zombie apocalypse.
* ''Pairings:'' Pairing(s): Zoey/Francis
* ''Comments:'' Tags: Adventure
* Comments:
A very well done fic of Blood Harvest that adds more meat to the original story. Zoe provides drama and comic relief with her pop-culture references as she tries to cope, such as this little gem here regarding her chances of survival "After all, she hadn't drank, hadn't smoked pot, and definitely hadn't had sex. That meant she'd at least make it to the end of the movie unscathed. Right?"

''[[http://www.[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5709445/1/bApex_b Apex]]'', Apex]] by [[https://www.fanfiction.net/u/2217753/P-Chill-Now P Chill Now
Now]]
* Recommended by by: ShoddopEatYourBurgers
* ''Synopsis:'' Status: Complete
* Synopsis:
A tale of a hunter's journey from the hunter's perspective. Offers a glimpse into the thoughts and emotion of one of the infected.
* ''Comments:'' Pairing(s): Hunter/Witch
* Tags: Horror, Romance, Tragedy
* Comments:
Very unique and very interesting. The hunter's thoughts are like those of an amnesiac, and his view of the world is naive and childlike. It is admittedly difficult to understand at times, and the fight scenes are rather anticlimactic. However, the author does a good job of making you care about the hunter and his companion, the romance is interesting and the ending... Read to find out.

[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/4901593/1/The-Misadventures-of-a-curious-Hunter The Misadventures of a Curious Hunter]] by Crazychibisama
[[https://www.fanfiction.net/u/1614651/CrazyChibiSama Crazychibisama]]
* Recommended by by: the dragonchick
* ''Synopsis:'' Status: Dormant: Last update: 2014
* Synopsis:
An unusually curious (and [[ItCanThink intelligent]]) hunter decides to follow the team of the original Left 4 Dead. Shenanigans ensue.
* Tags: Humor/Drama
* ''Comments:'' This is at 44 chapters (As of Dec 2013) and still going. The character development is quite fascinating, and while the author deviates from the canon story a fair amount, she still manages to keep it dramatic and interesting. Warning: It's very addictive!




''FanFic/RespectAWoman'' by Zarla, Jazzaboo, et al
* Recommended by SnarkTron, Seconded by JiaMekare
* ''Synopsis:'' Respect A Woman is a shared fan-Universe focusing primarily on gender-swapped versions of four of the special infected: Hunter the GenkiGirl, Smoker the DeadpanSnarker, LaughingMad Jockey and Charger the TeamMom. Together, they try to survive in the post-zombie apocalypse world.
* ''Comments:'' In addition to this main universe there are side-stories focusing on Hunter and Smoker's friendship (and sometimes more) before the apocalypse struck and a Cowboy AU of an AU in which Smoker and Hunter are outlaws and Jockey and Charger work on a ranch.

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8521272/1/Left-2-Die-Infected Left 2 Die: Infected]]'' by [[http://www.fanfiction.net/u/2564790/moviebuffgirl movie buff girl]]
* Recommended by [=PotatOS=]
* ''Synopsis'': As I'm terrible to give a synopsis without spoiling half of the story, the plot runs around Nick, his daughter (which needs an operation due to being diabetic and turn into a witch), and how Julie (his kid, now in witch form) decides to go all the way from a city (probably in New England, can't remember now) to Savannah in search of her father. When she is unable, she follows him through every place where the campaigns take place. To do so, she teams up with a Hunter named Vance, a Smoker named Carter and a Jockey named Adrian. Ignoring how much of a sucker for Tear-Jerker moments I am, the author gives a ton of character development for the infected and you actually feel like you're cheering for the infected. So far, Dark Carnival has been completed.

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''FanFic/RespectAWoman'' [[http://respectawoman.livejournal.com/ Respect A Woman]] by Zarla, Jazzaboo, et al
* Recommended by by: SnarkTron, Seconded by JiaMekare
* ''Synopsis:'' Status: ???
* Synopsis:
Respect A Woman is a shared fan-Universe (by (among others, including anyone who wants to join in) Zarla and Jazaaboo.) focusing primarily on gender-swapped versions of four of the special infected: Hunter the GenkiGirl, Smoker the DeadpanSnarker, LaughingMad Jockey and Charger the TeamMom. Together, they try to survive in the post-zombie apocalypse world.
* ''Comments:'' Comments: Has a TV Tropes page [[FanFic/RespectAWoman here.]]
* Tags: AU
* Comments:
In addition to this main universe there are side-stories focusing on Hunter and Smoker's friendship (and sometimes more) before the apocalypse struck and a Cowboy AU of an AU in which Smoker and Hunter are outlaws and Jockey and Charger work on a ranch.

''[[http://www.[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8521272/1/Left-2-Die-Infected Left 2 Die: Infected]]'' Infected]] by [[http://www.fanfiction.net/u/2564790/moviebuffgirl movie buff girl]]
* Recommended by by: [=PotatOS=]
* ''Synopsis'': Status: Complete
* Synopsis: "Humans aren't the only ones who need to survive." The Green Flu outbreak has torn families apart. Nick has been separated from Julie, his 12-year old daughter, who has been Infected with the Witch strain. She, along with three other Special Infected, travel to New Orleans, where Julie hopes to reunite with her dad.
* Tags: Family, Adventure
* Comments:
As I'm terrible to give a synopsis without spoiling half of the story, the plot runs around Nick, his daughter (which needs an operation due to being diabetic and turn into a witch), and how Julie (his kid, now in witch form) decides to go all the way from a city (probably in New England, can't remember now) to Savannah in search of her father. When she is unable, she follows him through every place where the campaigns take place. To do so, she teams up with a Hunter named Vance, a Smoker named Carter and a Jockey named Adrian. Ignoring how much of a sucker for Tear-Jerker moments I am, the author gives a ton of character development for the infected and you actually feel like you're cheering for the infected. So far, Dark Carnival has been completed.



* Recommended by DeenieDore
* "Synopsis": Essentially, this story explores a type of AU where, instead of doing a play-by-play of the campaigns, is a more realistic take on the Left 4 Dead 2 survivors' adventures during the zombie apocalypse. My synopsis doesn't really do it justice though, it's a really long, remarkable epic of these characters and their lives.
* "Pairings": Nick/Ellis
* "Comments": This is one of the best fanfics I've ever read in my entire life. No, seriously. This story is a long, sprawling epic filled with snappy dialogue, in-character interactions, and definite and plausible character development. And, unlike many Nellis fics, this author includes Coach and Rochelle as IMPORTANT CHARACTERS. And while the Nellis is present and sweet, it doesn't dominate the plot, which is actually very long and extremely entertaining. It even illustrates and highlights some of the more ignored aspects of each character, such as Rochelle's sassiness and level-headed personality and the fact that Ellis has, you know, brains. I'm neither eloquent or articulate enough to describe just how amazing this story is. You should read it and find out for yourself. It now has it's own page!
** Presumably had more chapter but I could only find 22 which can be read [[https://www.wattpad.com/4864033-blind-man%27s-bluff-chapter-1 here.]]


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* Recommended by by: DeenieDore
* "Synopsis": Status: DEAD
* Synopsis:
Essentially, this story explores a type of AU where, instead of doing a play-by-play of the campaigns, is a more realistic take on the Left 4 Dead 2 survivors' adventures during the zombie apocalypse. My synopsis doesn't really do it justice though, it's a really long, remarkable epic of these characters and their lives.
* "Pairings": Pairings: Nick/Ellis
* "Comments": Comments: Presumably had more chapters but I could only find 22 which can be read [[https://www.wattpad.com/4864033-blind-man%27s-bluff-chapter-1 here.]]
**
This is one of the best fanfics I've ever read in my entire life. No, seriously. This story is a long, sprawling epic filled with snappy dialogue, in-character interactions, and definite and plausible character development. And, unlike many Nellis fics, this author includes Coach and Rochelle as IMPORTANT CHARACTERS. And while the Nellis is present and sweet, it doesn't dominate the plot, which is actually very long and extremely entertaining. It even illustrates and highlights some of the more ignored aspects of each character, such as Rochelle's sassiness and level-headed personality and the fact that Ellis has, you know, brains. I'm neither eloquent or articulate enough to describe just how amazing this story is. You should read it and find out for yourself. It now has it's own page!
** Presumably had more chapter but I could only find 22 which can be read [[https://www.wattpad.com/4864033-blind-man%27s-bluff-chapter-1 here.]]

page!




''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5683492/1/Let_the_Devil_In Let The Devil In]]'', by Archy The Cockroach
* Recommended by TheTallOne, and {{@/generalwinter}}
* ''Comments:'' One of the best VideoGame/Left4Dead2 fics I've read. Contains mild Nick/Ellis, and some Ellis/Rochelle.

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''[[http://www.[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5683492/1/Let_the_Devil_In Let The Devil In]]'', In]] by [[https://www.fanfiction.net/u/753061/archy-the-cockroach Archy The Cockroach
Cockroach]]
* Recommended by by: TheTallOne, and {{@/generalwinter}}
* ''Comments:'' Status: Complete
* Pairing(s): Nick/Ellis, Rochelle/Ellis
* Synopsis: Four survivors. A journey through hell, hope and fear.
* Tags: Friendship, Romance, sex, gore
* Comments:
One of the best VideoGame/Left4Dead2 fics I've read. Contains mild Nick/Ellis, and some Ellis/Rochelle.read.



''[[http://games.adultfanfiction.net/story.php?no=600085824 PLAYTHING]]'', by mihoyonagi
* Recommended by fenrir7139
* ''Synopsis:'' Thrown from the third story of an office building, Zoey finds herself hurt, low on ammo, and alone. That is, until a wayward and strangely intelligent hunter decides he wants her all for his own...
* ''Comments:'' WARNING: NSFW! With that out of the way, don't be fooled by the site it's on; the story is well-written, and can be quite a tear-jerker.


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''[[http://games.adultfanfiction.net/story.[[http://games.adult-fanfiction.org/story.php?no=600085824 PLAYTHING]]'', PLAYTHING]] by mihoyonagi
[[http://members.adult-fanfiction.org/profile.php?no=1296863807 mihoyonagi]]
* Recommended by by: fenrir7139
* ''Synopsis:'' Status: Complete
* Synopsis:
Thrown from the third story of an office building, Zoey finds herself hurt, low on ammo, and alone. That is, until a wayward and strangely intelligent hunter decides he wants her all for his own...
* ''Comments:'' Tags: Angst, Romance, NSFW
* Comments:
WARNING: NSFW! With that out of the way, don't be fooled by the site it's on; the story is well-written, and can be quite a tear-jerker.

[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/6203723/1/It-Starts-With-Desperation It Starts With Desperation]] by [[https://www.fanfiction.net/u/2177397/CleverDucky CleverDucky]]
* Recommended by: Sophiebybophie
* Status: Complete
* Pairing(s): OC/Hunter
* Synopsis: You become responsible, forever, for what you have tamed.
* Tags: Adventure, Romance, NSFW, Abuse
* Comments: I highly recommended this for the way the writer CleverDucky write how Michael's (the OC) and the Hunters relationship develop from [[Main/FoeYay Enemies to Lovers]].




''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/4959/Name%27s-Ellis Name's Ellis]]'' by [[http://www.fimfiction.net/user/MAGO5 MAGO5]]
* Recommended by {{@/Nightelf37}}, Tropers/{{Poptard}},
* ''Synopsis'': [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic Applejack]] finds a strange visitor in her apple orchard one day, with even stranger stories to tell.

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''[[http://www.[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/4959/Name%27s-Ellis Name's Ellis]]'' Ellis]] by [[http://www.fimfiction.net/user/MAGO5 MAGO5]]
* Recommended by by: {{@/Nightelf37}}, Tropers/{{Poptard}},
Tropers/{{Poptard}}
* ''Synopsis'': Status: Dormant: Last update: 2013
* Synopsis:
[[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic Applejack]] finds a strange visitor in her apple orchard one day, with even stranger stories to tell.tell.
* Tags: Gore, Humor
29th Jan '17 6:33:37 PM Sophiebybophie
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You can also add to the current recommendations if you want. Refrain from posting Administrivia/ConversationInTheMainPage though; that goes in the discussion page.

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You can also add to the current recommendations if you want. Refrain from posting Administrivia/ConversationInTheMainPage ConversationInTheMainPage though; that goes in the discussion page.
page. Discussion of the recommendation is welcome on the discussion page. As such discussion is important, do remember to add the discussion page to the watchlist if need be.

Do warn when a fanfic may head into sexually explicit or [[BetterThanCanon non-canon]] territory. Some people just don't like it, and as we all know, {{Shipping}} is SeriousBusiness.



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[[WMG: Literature]]

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5683492/1/Let_the_Devil_In Let The Devil In]]'', by Archy The Cockroach
* Recommended by TheTallOne, and {{@/generalwinter}}
* ''Comments:'' One of the best VideoGame/Left4Dead2 fics I've read. Contains mild Nick/Ellis, and some Ellis/Rochelle.
** Seconded without hesitation by [[{{@/generalwinter}} me]]. This is, quite honestly, not only the best [[VideoGame/Left4Dead L4D]] fic I've read, but also one of the best pieces of fic I've read in any fandom, to date. I don't care whether you ship the pairings here, this is damn good writing. And, really, it manages to make both pairings believable, while not fawning all over them endlessly, or forgetting that Coach is there, too. Wonderfully in-character, beautifully written...yeah, I'd recommend this to anyone who enjoys this game.

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[[WMG: Literature]]

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5683492/1/Let_the_Devil_In Let The Devil In]]'', by Archy The Cockroach
* Recommended by TheTallOne,

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!General Fics
''Stories focused on the family
and {{@/generalwinter}}
* ''Comments:'' One
the friendly relationships of the best VideoGame/Left4Dead2 fics I've read. Contains mild Nick/Ellis, and some Ellis/Rochelle.
** Seconded without hesitation by [[{{@/generalwinter}} me]]. This is, quite honestly, not only the best [[VideoGame/Left4Dead L4D]] fic I've read, but also one of the best pieces of fic I've read in any fandom, to date. I don't care whether you ship the pairings here, this is damn good writing. And, really, it manages to make both pairings believable, while not fawning all over them endlessly,
cast. Plot-focused stories or forgetting light day-in-the-life stories. Pretty much anything that Coach is there, too. Wonderfully in-character, beautifully written...yeah, I'd recommend this to anyone who enjoys this game.
isn't focused on romance.''

[[folder:General Fics]]




''FanFic/RespectAWoman'' by Zarla, Jazzaboo, et al
* Recommended by SnarkTron, Seconded by JiaMekare
* ''Synopsis:'' Respect A Woman is a shared fan-Universe focusing primarily on gender-swapped versions of four of the special infected: Hunter the GenkiGirl, Smoker the DeadpanSnarker, LaughingMad Jockey and Charger the TeamMom. Together, they try to survive in the post-zombie apocalypse world.
* ''Comments:'' In addition to this main universe there are side-stories focusing on Hunter and Smoker's friendship (and sometimes more) before the apocalypse struck and a Cowboy AU of an AU in which Smoker and Hunter are outlaws and Jockey and Charger work on a ranch.



''[[http://games.adultfanfiction.net/story.php?no=600085824 PLAYTHING]]'', by mihoyonagi
* Recommended by fenrir7139
* ''Synopsis:'' Thrown from the third story of an office building, Zoey finds herself hurt, low on ammo, and alone. That is, until a wayward and strangely intelligent hunter decides he wants her all for his own...
* ''Comments:'' WARNING: NSFW! With that out of the way, don't be fooled by the site it's on; the story is well-written, and can be quite a tear-jerker.



''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/4959/Name%27s-Ellis Name's Ellis]]'' by [[http://www.fimfiction.net/user/MAGO5 MAGO5]]
* Recommended by {{@/Nightelf37}}, Tropers/{{Poptard}},
* ''Synopsis'': [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic Applejack]] finds a strange visitor in her apple orchard one day, with even stranger stories to tell.
[=[[reviews:Name's Ellis]]=]

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8521272/1/Left-2-Die-Infected Left 2 Die: Infected]]'' by [[http://www.fanfiction.net/u/2564790/moviebuffgirl movie buff girl]]
* Recommended by [=PotatOS=]
* ''Synopsis'': As I'm terrible to give a synopsis without spoiling half of the story, the plot runs around Nick, his daughter (which needs an operation due to being diabetic and turn into a witch), and how Julie (his kid, now in witch form) decides to go all the way from a city (probably in New England, can't remember now) to Savannah in search of her father. When she is unable, she follows him through every place where the campaigns take place. To do so, she teams up with a Hunter named Vance, a Smoker named Carter and a Jockey named Adrian. Ignoring how much of a sucker for Tear-Jerker moments I am, the author gives a ton of character development for the infected and you actually feel like you're cheering for the infected. So far, Dark Carnival has been completed.

"[[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/FanFic/BlindMansBluff Blind Man's Bluff]]" by ladyredms
* Recommended by DeenieDore
* "Synopsis": Essentially, this story explores a type of AU where, instead of doing a play-by-play of the campaigns, is a more realistic take on the Left 4 Dead 2 survivors' adventures during the zombie apocalypse. My synopsis doesn't really do it justice though, it's a really long, remarkable epic of these characters and their lives.
* "Pairings": Nick/Ellis
* "Comments": This is one of the best fanfics I've ever read in my entire life. No, seriously. This story is a long, sprawling epic filled with snappy dialogue, in-character interactions, and definite and plausible character development. And, unlike many Nellis fics, this author includes Coach and Rochelle as IMPORTANT CHARACTERS. And while the Nellis is present and sweet, it doesn't dominate the plot, which is actually very long and extremely entertaining. It even illustrates and highlights some of the more ignored aspects of each character, such as Rochelle's sassiness and level-headed personality and the fact that Ellis has, you know, brains. I'm neither eloquent or articulate enough to describe just how amazing this story is. You should read it and find out for yourself. It now has it's own page!



[[WMG: Machinimas and Animations]]

''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_p5nlXPFFhI Left 4 Nicks]]'', by lucius0mega
* Recommended by DerangedGenius
* ''Comments:'' Think one Nick was too snarky? Try a whole quartet of him! A hilarious love letter to Nick's in-game banter lines, covering "Dead Center" and "Dark Carnival".

''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pfexEAExzhk Who's Cooking Tonight?]]'', by Raikujo
* Recommended by {{Tropers/Vessel}}, @/REV6Pilot
* ''Comments:'' Coach is trying to get Nick to make him some dinner, Nick refuses, and a fight of epic proportions ensues. Now with more Francis, Rochelle, and Ellis!

''[[http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL43F2A42F3DE6E43E&feature=plcp Tasty Cools]]'', by seibmoz
* Recommended by @/PurplePeopleEater
* ''Comments:'' What started as a silly windows movie maker short of Coach dancing with food has gracefully evolved into several minute long episodes featuring his cannibalistic pursuit of Nick & co. It manages to be hilarious while also featuring amazing machinima work that can easily lend itself to dramatic looking moments.

[[WMG: Webcomics and Art]]

[[http://isismasshiro.deviantart.com/gallery/12530718 Left 4 Dead Comics]] by [=IsisMasshiro=]
* Recommended by {{Tropers/KingSonnDeeDoo}}
* ''Comments:'' Well-drawn and amusing, these comics mainly focus on the Infected, with the artist steadly making a comic-cross-info sheet for each. Oh, and be sure to look out for the oft-cameoing [[VideoGame/HalfLife Headcrab]]! There are occasional typos and gramatical errors (the artist is Finnish), and a word of adivce in that the text can be bit small at times, so you may need to choose 'Download Image' near the Artist's comment.
** Seconded. These comics are so funny that they are 100 percent responsible for me actually buying the game.
*** I third this. From the Hunter and his reactions that are like a cat to the Gentleman Tank that BREAKES THROUGH THE FREAKING SAFEHOUSE DOOR in search for A CUP OF TEA, any kind of humor is there. It's just awesome.
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[[WMG: Machinimas [[/folder]]

!Alternate Universe
''Alternative Universe. The characters are written into a different world/universe than the one they are typically from.''

[[folder: Alternate Universe]]

''FanFic/RespectAWoman'' by Zarla, Jazzaboo, et al
* Recommended by SnarkTron, Seconded by JiaMekare
* ''Synopsis:'' Respect A Woman is a shared fan-Universe focusing primarily on gender-swapped versions of four of the special infected: Hunter the GenkiGirl, Smoker the DeadpanSnarker, LaughingMad Jockey
and Animations]]

Charger the TeamMom. Together, they try to survive in the post-zombie apocalypse world.
* ''Comments:'' In addition to this main universe there are side-stories focusing on Hunter and Smoker's friendship (and sometimes more) before the apocalypse struck and a Cowboy AU of an AU in which Smoker and Hunter are outlaws and Jockey and Charger work on a ranch.

''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_p5nlXPFFhI fanfiction.net/s/8521272/1/Left-2-Die-Infected Left 4 Nicks]]'', 2 Die: Infected]]'' by lucius0mega
[[http://www.fanfiction.net/u/2564790/moviebuffgirl movie buff girl]]
* Recommended by DerangedGenius
[=PotatOS=]
* ''Comments:'' Think ''Synopsis'': As I'm terrible to give a synopsis without spoiling half of the story, the plot runs around Nick, his daughter (which needs an operation due to being diabetic and turn into a witch), and how Julie (his kid, now in witch form) decides to go all the way from a city (probably in New England, can't remember now) to Savannah in search of her father. When she is unable, she follows him through every place where the campaigns take place. To do so, she teams up with a Hunter named Vance, a Smoker named Carter and a Jockey named Adrian. Ignoring how much of a sucker for Tear-Jerker moments I am, the author gives a ton of character development for the infected and you actually feel like you're cheering for the infected. So far, Dark Carnival has been completed.

"[[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/FanFic/BlindMansBluff Blind Man's Bluff]]" by ladyredms
* Recommended by DeenieDore
* "Synopsis": Essentially, this story explores a type of AU where, instead of doing a play-by-play of the campaigns, is a more realistic take on the Left 4 Dead 2 survivors' adventures during the zombie apocalypse. My synopsis doesn't really do it justice though, it's a really long, remarkable epic of these characters and their lives.
* "Pairings": Nick/Ellis
* "Comments": This is
one Nick was too snarky? Try a whole quartet of him! A hilarious love letter to Nick's in-game banter lines, covering "Dead Center" the best fanfics I've ever read in my entire life. No, seriously. This story is a long, sprawling epic filled with snappy dialogue, in-character interactions, and "Dark Carnival".

definite and plausible character development. And, unlike many Nellis fics, this author includes Coach and Rochelle as IMPORTANT CHARACTERS. And while the Nellis is present and sweet, it doesn't dominate the plot, which is actually very long and extremely entertaining. It even illustrates and highlights some of the more ignored aspects of each character, such as Rochelle's sassiness and level-headed personality and the fact that Ellis has, you know, brains. I'm neither eloquent or articulate enough to describe just how amazing this story is. You should read it and find out for yourself. It now has it's own page!
** Presumably had more chapter but I could only find 22 which can be read [[https://www.wattpad.com/4864033-blind-man%27s-bluff-chapter-1 here.]]


[[/folder]]

!Shipping
''Stories focused on the romantic relationships between the cast.''

[[folder:Shipping]]


''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pfexEAExzhk Who's Cooking Tonight?]]'', fanfiction.net/s/5683492/1/Let_the_Devil_In Let The Devil In]]'', by Raikujo
Archy The Cockroach
* Recommended by {{Tropers/Vessel}}, @/REV6Pilot
TheTallOne, and {{@/generalwinter}}
* ''Comments:'' One of the best VideoGame/Left4Dead2 fics I've read. Contains mild Nick/Ellis, and some Ellis/Rochelle.
** Seconded without hesitation by [[{{@/generalwinter}} me]]. This is, quite honestly, not only the best [[VideoGame/Left4Dead L4D]] fic I've read, but also one of the best pieces of fic I've read in any fandom, to date. I don't care whether you ship the pairings here, this is damn good writing. And, really, it manages to make both pairings believable, while not fawning all over them endlessly, or forgetting that
Coach is trying there, too. Wonderfully in-character, beautifully written...yeah, I'd recommend this to get Nick to make him some dinner, Nick refuses, anyone who enjoys this game.

''[[http://games.adultfanfiction.net/story.php?no=600085824 PLAYTHING]]'', by mihoyonagi
* Recommended by fenrir7139
* ''Synopsis:'' Thrown from the third story of an office building, Zoey finds herself hurt, low on ammo,
and alone. That is, until a fight of epic proportions ensues. Now with more Francis, Rochelle, wayward and Ellis!

strangely intelligent hunter decides he wants her all for his own...
* ''Comments:'' WARNING: NSFW! With that out of the way, don't be fooled by the site it's on; the story is well-written, and can be quite a tear-jerker.


[[/folder]]

!Crossover Fics
''A fan fiction which incorporates characters, events, places, ideas, etc from another fandom.''

[[folder:Crossovers]]


''[[http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL43F2A42F3DE6E43E&feature=plcp Tasty Cools]]'', fimfiction.net/story/4959/Name%27s-Ellis Name's Ellis]]'' by seibmoz
[[http://www.fimfiction.net/user/MAGO5 MAGO5]]
* Recommended by @/PurplePeopleEater
{{@/Nightelf37}}, Tropers/{{Poptard}},
* ''Comments:'' What started as ''Synopsis'': [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic Applejack]] finds a silly windows movie maker short of Coach dancing strange visitor in her apple orchard one day, with food has gracefully evolved into several minute long episodes featuring his cannibalistic pursuit of Nick & co. It manages even stranger stories to be hilarious while also featuring amazing machinima work that can easily lend itself to dramatic looking moments.

[[WMG: Webcomics and Art]]

[[http://isismasshiro.deviantart.com/gallery/12530718 Left 4 Dead Comics]] by [=IsisMasshiro=]
* Recommended by {{Tropers/KingSonnDeeDoo}}
* ''Comments:'' Well-drawn and amusing, these comics mainly focus on the Infected, with the artist steadly making a comic-cross-info sheet for each. Oh, and be sure to look out for the oft-cameoing [[VideoGame/HalfLife Headcrab]]! There are occasional typos and gramatical errors (the artist is Finnish), and a word of adivce in that the text can be bit small at times, so you may need to choose 'Download Image' near the Artist's comment.
** Seconded. These comics are so funny that they are 100 percent responsible for me actually buying the game.
*** I third this. From the Hunter and his reactions that are like a cat to the Gentleman Tank that BREAKES THROUGH THE FREAKING SAFEHOUSE DOOR in search for A CUP OF TEA, any kind of humor is there. It's just awesome.
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[[/folder]]
15th Dec '16 1:35:58 PM StFan
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* Recommended by PotatOS

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* Recommended by PotatOS[=PotatOS=]
26th Jun '16 2:59:36 PM PravinLal
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Proof that [[SturgeonsLaw the remaining 10% is worth getting infected for]] here.

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Proof that [[SturgeonsLaw the remaining 10% is worth getting infected grabbin' pillz for]] here.
27th Aug '14 9:40:09 PM tlc2014
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* ''Synopsis:'' An unusually curious hunter decides to follow the team of the original Left 4 Dead. Shenanigans ensue.

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* ''Synopsis:'' An unusually curious (and [[ItCanThink intelligent]]) hunter decides to follow the team of the original Left 4 Dead. Shenanigans ensue.
30th Dec '13 7:06:03 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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Proof that the remaining 10% is worth getting infected for here.

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Proof that [[SturgeonsLaw the remaining 10% is worth getting infected for for]] here.



You can also add to the current recommendations if you want. Refrain from posting ConversationInTheMainPage though; that goes in the discussion page.

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You can also add to the current recommendations if you want. Refrain from posting ConversationInTheMainPage Administrivia/ConversationInTheMainPage though; that goes in the discussion page.
26th Dec '13 6:59:19 AM thedragonchick
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[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/4901593/1/The-Misadventures-of-a-curious-Hunter The Misadventures of a Curious Hunter]] by Crazychibisama
*Recommended by the dragonchick
*''Synopsis:'' An unusually curious hunter decides to follow the team of the original Left 4 Dead. Shenanigans ensue.
*''Comments:'' This is at 44 chapters (As of Dec 2013) and still going. The character development is quite fascinating, and while the author deviates from the canon story a fair amount, she still manages to keep it dramatic and interesting. Warning: It's very addictive!

6th Nov '13 4:53:02 PM DeenieDore
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"[[http://archiveofourown.org/works/388703/chapters/637144 Blind Man's Bluff]]" by ladyredms

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"[[http://archiveofourown.org/works/388703/chapters/637144 "[[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/FanFic/BlindMansBluff Blind Man's Bluff]]" by ladyredms



* "Comments": This is one of the best fanfics I've ever read in my entire life. No, seriously. This story is a long, sprawling epic filled with snappy dialogue, in-character interactions, and definite and plausible character development. And, unlike many Nellis fics, this author includes Coach and Rochelle as IMPORTANT CHARACTERS. And while the Nellis is present and sweet, it doesn't dominate the plot, which is actually very long and extremely entertaining. It even illustrates and highlights some of the more ignored aspects of each character, such as Rochelle's sassiness and level-headed personality and the fact that Ellis has, you know, brains. I'm neither eloquent or articulate enough to describe just how amazing this story is. You should read it and find out for yourself.

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* "Comments": This is one of the best fanfics I've ever read in my entire life. No, seriously. This story is a long, sprawling epic filled with snappy dialogue, in-character interactions, and definite and plausible character development. And, unlike many Nellis fics, this author includes Coach and Rochelle as IMPORTANT CHARACTERS. And while the Nellis is present and sweet, it doesn't dominate the plot, which is actually very long and extremely entertaining. It even illustrates and highlights some of the more ignored aspects of each character, such as Rochelle's sassiness and level-headed personality and the fact that Ellis has, you know, brains. I'm neither eloquent or articulate enough to describe just how amazing this story is. You should read it and find out for yourself.
yourself. It now has it's own page!
5th Nov '13 7:24:31 PM DeenieDore
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"[[http://archiveofourown.org/works/388703/chapters/637144 Blind Man's Bluff]]" by ladyredms
* Recommended by DeenieDore
* "Synopsis": Essentially, this story explores a type of AU where, instead of doing a play-by-play of the campaigns, is a more realistic take on the Left 4 Dead 2 survivors' adventures during the zombie apocalypse. My synopsis doesn't really do it justice though, it's a really long, remarkable epic of these characters and their lives.
* "Pairings": Nick/Ellis
* "Comments": This is one of the best fanfics I've ever read in my entire life. No, seriously. This story is a long, sprawling epic filled with snappy dialogue, in-character interactions, and definite and plausible character development. And, unlike many Nellis fics, this author includes Coach and Rochelle as IMPORTANT CHARACTERS. And while the Nellis is present and sweet, it doesn't dominate the plot, which is actually very long and extremely entertaining. It even illustrates and highlights some of the more ignored aspects of each character, such as Rochelle's sassiness and level-headed personality and the fact that Ellis has, you know, brains. I'm neither eloquent or articulate enough to describe just how amazing this story is. You should read it and find out for yourself.
30th Aug '13 8:57:32 AM EarlOfSandvich
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* Mostly Nick/Ellis centered(one Francis/Zoey oneshot). 3 multi-chapter stories God, Ellis/Nick loves/hates ____, Resurgence, and an "Untitled ''{{Left 4 Dead}} 2'' fic". Plus many oneshots. All of them sexy and well written.

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* Mostly Nick/Ellis centered(one Francis/Zoey oneshot). 3 multi-chapter stories God, Ellis/Nick loves/hates ____, Resurgence, and an "Untitled ''{{Left ''Left 4 Dead}} Dead 2'' fic". Plus many oneshots. All of them sexy and well written.



* ''Comments:'' Well-drawn and amusing, these comics mainly focus on the Infected, with the artist steadly making a comic-cross-info sheet for each. Oh, and be sure to look out for the oft-cameoing [[HalfLife Headcrab]]! There are occasional typos and gramatical errors (the artist is Finnish), and a word of adivce in that the text can be bit small at times, so you may need to choose 'Download Image' near the Artist's comment.

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* ''Comments:'' Well-drawn and amusing, these comics mainly focus on the Infected, with the artist steadly making a comic-cross-info sheet for each. Oh, and be sure to look out for the oft-cameoing [[HalfLife [[VideoGame/HalfLife Headcrab]]! There are occasional typos and gramatical errors (the artist is Finnish), and a word of adivce in that the text can be bit small at times, so you may need to choose 'Download Image' near the Artist's comment.



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